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Trainings provided by PHENOMIN focus on usage of technologies and transfer of the best methods covering our know-how in rat and mouse model creation, disease investigationzootechny and good practices in animal research. The courses are typically CPD courses and workshop open to the research community. Stay informed and subscribe to our newsletter.

Moreover, we propose on-site training and hands-on training, and some webinars through our partnerships. As part of the training course, upon request, the PHENOMIN infrastructure can offer a tour of the animal facility. Otherwise our scientists can come to your site to train your teams, offering theoretical courses or practical demonstrations, as close as possible to your needs. 

The current trainings cover the following topics

PHENOMIN organizes a biannual special event, a 4 days European School dedicated to the best practices in the use of the mouse model for biomedical and basic research. The school provides a wealth of information on good practices in the use of mouse model (experimental design, ethics, regulations, analysis, data and resources ...) to support attendees in their research. This will be clearly adapted for the Innovative Training Network, and specifically the European Training Networks. See the program of the next 2019 edition:

Please do not hesitate to share your future specific needs to help us to design as best our offer. Contact us:



3rd Imaging PATHBIO master class

September 27 - October 5, 2021, Online


  • The master class aims to provide graduate, master, PhD and postdoc students with basic and expert knowledge to phenotype morphologically mouse models of human diseases.
  • It's a unique chance to understand the basic principles of several key methods from structural to functional imaging and to get an overview of the best practices including the 3’R rules to design scientific experiments.


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In vivo CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing

October 7 - 8, 2021, Strasbourg, France

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Introduction to mouse embryology: theorical and practical aspects (conducted in French)

November 16 - 17, 2021, Online


  • Acquire a general knowledge of the major stages of the mouse embryonic development
  • Be able to design a first-line phenotyping experiment on mouse embryos
  • Be able to determine a window of lethality in utero
  • Improving knowledge of imaging techniques adapted to mouse embryos


Lectures - theoretical aspects (3 hrs)

  • Introduction to the embryonic development of mice: segmentation, gastrulation, the embryonic and foetal periods
  • Development of embryonic lineages

Workshops - practical aspects (3 hrs)

  • Determining the window of lethality of mutant mice in utero
  • Practical aspects of the collection and fixation of mouse embryos and placentas
  • Imaging techniques (HREM, MicroCT, OPT) of embryos


  • Online session - 2 consecutive mornings between Nov. 16th to Nov 17th (whatever the sanitary conditions)
  • The session is conducted in French
  • Registration: online

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PHENOMIN's contact: and (scientific director of the course)

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Genotyping: a strategic design rather than a modus operandi (conducted in French)

November 22 - 23, 2021, Strasbourg, France

Genotyping is often considered as a straightforward and easy step; in reality providing robust, accurate, and fast results is frequently more challenging that it seems.


  • To be able to define a genotyping strategy and understand its interest in the analysis of its model (rodent, zebrafish)
  • Be able to design a genotyping strategy taking into account genetic modification
  • Know how to choose an analysis method according to the allele to be identified
  • Be able to optimise the design of the strategy in terms of primer selection criteria, amplicon size and structure and the development of experimental conditions
  • Be aware of the impact of genotyping error

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WEBINAR Series: Mouse Study Reproducibility

December 12, 2021, Online

The complexity of biological systems we study are a key factor impacting research reproducibility. For studies employing transgenic rodent lines, a lack of understanding of genetic backgrounds, as well as genetic drift, genetic contamination, and genotyping inconsistencies, all contribute to the issue of reproducibility in mouse studies. For further insight we are pleased to present the following Charles River-hosted webinar presented by S. Jacquot  from PHENOMIN-ICS

PHENOMIN-ICS covers the following topics in this presentation

  1. Key factors impacting genetic background and characterization
  2. Common inconsistencies/errors in genotyping and employing the latest tools/technology
  3. Best practices for establishing rapid and reliable testing protocols

Genotyping step is crucial in the model creation process as it allows to select animals carrying the good combination of alleles for phenotyping analyses. The different technics are based on the search for a variation in the DNA sequence (in length, composition, quantification...) located at a well-defined place in the genome. PHENOMIN-ICS offers customized genotyping services for knock-out, knock-in, transgenic or any other genetically modified murine model. Different sample types can be processed, including tail biopsies, ear punches, embryonic yolk sac, as well as non-invasive biopsies. We provide a detailed genotyping protocol to all our users on request. 

 How can we help you? Request a quote or email us.

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WEBINAR Series: Transgenic Mouse and Rat Model Creation

December 12 - January 5, 2021, Online

CRISPR-Cas9 is a rapid and cost effective technology to generate mouse and rat mutant models, however, its impact on the genome still requires careful consideration. For further insight we are pleased to present the following Charles River-hosted and Labroots-hosted webinars presented by G. Pavlovic and M-C Birling from PHENOMIN-ICS

PHENOMIN-ICS works with you from concept to model creation using homologus recombination, latest CRISPR/Cas9 and RNAi technology, and either other trangenic technics to deliver the most relevant model for your application. The effective research with rodent models depends on finding the best appropriated model for your project. How can we help you? Request a quote or email us.

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To prevent contamination in cell culture (conducted in French)

March 8, 2022, Strasbourg, France


  • Become aware of the importance of traceability and quality control in cell culture
  • Understanding the issue of cell culture contamination
  • Become aware of the diversity of mycoplasma detection methods and be able to choose the techniques adapted to each case
  • Know how to prevent contamination and what attitudes to adopt in the event of proven contamination


  • The course is conducted in French
  • Acces to program and registration 
  • The training will be held online, for 2 consecutive mornings on March 7th and March 8th, if sanitary conditions require it.

CNRS formation entreprises

PHENOMIN's contact: and (scientific director of the course)

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Previous trainings

L'infrastructure PHENOMIN célèbre ses 10 ans !
July 6, 2021 - Online

Online introduction to Mouse embryology (conducted in French)- Postponed in June
March 30 - 31, 2021 - online

Health and safety of your model colonies: webinar event !
March 29, 2021 - Online and On-Demand

Cell culture contamination (conducted in French)-Postponed in June
March 16, 2021 - Strasbourg, France

Flow cytometry webinar
November 2 - January 1, 2020 - on line

September 21 - 29, 2020 - Online

Hacking Health Camp 2020
May 29 - 31, 2020 - Strasbourg, France

Digital PCR (ddPCR) training session
March 24 - 25, 2020 - Strasbourg, France

Advanced multiparemetric flow cytometry - Cytometry passport 2020
March 23 - 27, 2020 - Marseille, France

Cryopreservation as crucial tool for preserving your murine lines
November 27 - 29, 2019 - Orléans, France